For a complete listing of fees related to Driver and Vehicle Services, please visit: http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/fees/index.shtml
If you hold a valid title issued in another state and, if you owned the vehicle at least 6 months before moving to Pennsylvania, you will not be required to pay any sales tax when you register your vehicle in Pennsylvania.
If your vehicle was purchased less than 6 months before moving to Pennsylvania, you must pay sales tax based on the difference between the Pennsylvania tax (6% of the purchase price less any trade-in) and any sales tax you paid in the other state, unless that other state’s sales tax is greater.
Vehicle Safety Inspection:
A vehicle newly registered in Pennsylvania must be safely inspected within 10 days of the registration date. Inspections are performed at official inspection stations (usually a repair garage or a service station with a repair shop). Equipment checks include: lights, brakes, horn, tires, safety belts, exhaust system, mirrors, tag mounting, suspension, turn signals, steering, glazing, wipers, and other major parts of your vehicle.
Inspection fees are posted at official inspection stations. These fees do not include repairs to correct vehicle defects.